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SBD Global/May 16, 2014/Facilities

KBO Side Nexen Heroes Tentatively Agree To Move To Gocheok Dome

Seoul Metropolitan Government Sports Promotion Department Dir Oh Se-jung said that Korea Baseball Organization club Nexen Heroes, which play their home games at "Mokdong Baseball Stadium in western Seoul, have tentatively agreed to move to the Gocheok Dome next season," according to the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. The 220B won ($191.8M) baseball field has been considered one of the municipal government’s "white elephants as it has so far failed to lure one of the three Seoul-based teams: the Heroes, LG Twins and Doosan Bears." The Heroes said that there are "mountains of problems to solve before making a move." A team spokesperson said, "Nothing has been decided yet." The city government plans to hold a "series of amateur baseball events when the Heroes don't have games, but the team says that is unacceptable." The other concern is "business rights within the ballpark, including revenue from advertising inside the stadium" (KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, 5/16).
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